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Conquest of the Tropics: The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company (Classic Reprint)

Conquest of the Tropics: The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company (Classic Reprint)

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This book is the first of a series planned to describe certain big businesses whose histories and operations concern and shuuld interest the public. The publishers do not wish any one to be deceived into believing that this series is any different from what it pretends to be as now announced. It is planned as an open and above-board presentation frankly putting forth the interesting points of large business enterprises. In the chapters which follow, a large portion of the information as to facts has been obtained through courtesy of officials of the United Fruit Company. The deductions of the author stand on his reputation as a student and an analyst of issues of public concern. This method will be pursued in the preparation of the books of this series, which later will be announced. It is the belief of the publishers that a series of books thus planned will possess an interest and have a real value not only to those who are investors in these great enterprises, but alsTable of Contents CONTENTS ; CHAPTER PACE; I Our Neglected Tropical Neighbors 3 -; II The Modest but Mighty Banana 20 -; III Attacking the Wilderness ? 35-; IV Laying the Foundations 54^; V Birth of The United Fruit Company ; VI Growth of a Great Enterprise 86-; VII Twelve Years of Creative Work 98-; VIII In the Wake of Columbus 123; IX Where the Banana Is King 141-; X In Beautiful Costa Rica 163; XI The Awakening of Guatemala 194; XII Along the Coast of South America 220"; XIII Exploring the Sugar Bowl of Cuba a?? 243; XIV Health Conquest of the Tropics 264-; XV An International Tropical Farm 296 -; XVI Lessons Taught by the Banana a?? 334^; Index 361; ILLUSTRATIONS; Ready for a three-thousand mile journey Frontispiece; PAGE; The coast near Port Antonio 4; A morning stroll in the tropics 5; Clearing a jungle for a banana plantation 8; A typical scene in Central America 11; Brewing a tropical storm 15; Washday in Jamaica 18; United Fruit Com